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FILE: Chipper Jones Announces Retirement After 2012 Season

KISSIMMEE, FL - FILE: Chipper Jones #10 of the Atlanta Braves poses during Photo Day on February 25, 2008 at Disney's Wide World of Sports in Kissimmee, Florida. According to reports March 22, 2012, Jones annouced he will retire after the 2012 season. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Athlete name changes

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Some athletes have changed their names because of religion, some just had a nickname that stuck with them, and others just do whatever they want and we can’t explain why. Here are some of the notable name changes and aliases in the world of sports.